By Lauren Lege
Redfish Village and Peddler’s Pavilion in Seacrest is home to 30A’s one-and-only “fast food” joint, CUP. But don’t get the wrong idea: “Fast food” is in quotations for a reason. Yes, it’s fast and it’s food, but it’s also healthy and well-prepared in 20-oz. cups with a CUPlement sauce, ready to go, just waiting to be plucked out of the display cooler.
“There was a niche to be filled for busy people on the go who wanted to eat better; wanted their families to eat better,” said Paulette DeGraw, CUP’s owner.
CUP creates low calorie, high protein recipes. Most recipes, including desserts, are gluten free. “We have taken traditional recipes and created quick, healthy, and delicious meals,” said DeGraw. “Our meals last up to 7 days, so people can come in only once a week, but enjoy the convenient and tasty meals all week long. Some customers have been known to buy 16, 17 or 18 CUPs at one time.”
CUP’s “Bottoms Up” recipe was inspired by the American classic cheeseburger and fries, made with rotini pasta, a beurre blanc and queso sauce, lean seasoned steak, gherkin pickles, grape tomatoes, potato chip sticks, and a CUPlement savory steak sauce. This is a big hit among kids, and a convenient choice for the busy parent.